On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Tours available
Accommodation available
Garden opens at other times

Hosts: Jane & Stewart Whiteside

40 Motunau Beach Road, Greta Valley
Phone: 03 423 6263

Thoroughly Modern Miss now a Grand Old Dame

Tipapa Homestead was built in 1928 as a modernisation of the original 1880s home. Every room overlooks the extensive gardens. The oaks, elms, ash, eucalypts, pine, and macrocarpa surrounding the homestead date from the 1880s.

Beds of colour, roses, rhododendrons, camellias, exotics and fruit trees encompass the homestead. The backdrop of the beautiful homestead, plus restored 1890s woolshed are perfect for events and weddings and for houseguests to enjoy.


Homestead tour

Guided tours of Tipapa Homestead are limited to 10 people.

These will be held hourly each day from 10am to 3pm. Some private areas may not be included. Tour tickets cost an additional $10 and can be purchased online at https://events.humanitix.com/tipapa-homestead-tour Tour tickets may be purchased by cash on the day but will only be available if space allows. If you have a larger group please contact the owners and we will try to accommodate you.

Kim Henderson Ceramics

A return exhibition by Kim Henderson, whose bold and colourful ceramics were enjoyed by visitors in previous Festivals. There will be a rich variety available for purchase.

Free with garden entry.


Woolshed exhibition including Lori Davis

The historic woolshed will host an exhibition of works by local artists including Lori Davis loridavis.co.nz. Lori observes and draws most days, composing pictures that are individual and tell
a story. Lori paints her originals on Saunders

Waterford 100% cotton paper with gouache paint and mixed media. Free with garden entry.


Garden Sculpture

Stunning sculptures on display and for sale.

Cost:Free with garden entry